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T430 New battery and recommended first charge procedure

2017-07-22, 5:31 AM

I have received a new OEM 6-cell battery for my T430 2344-DAG running Windows 10, OS and system fully updated.

 

I find contradictory advice about the recommended first charge routine: charge for 24 hours, do three deep cycles, reset battery gauge, or alternatively don't do any of these actions.

 

I would greatly appreciate advice on the current recommendations.

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Re: T430 New battery and recommended first charge procedure

2017-07-22, 7:27 AM

Hi rborland_ict,

 

As I understand that you have query regarding newly purchased battery for ThinkPad T430

Please refer to this thread with similar discussion also please read the below article for more details:

How can I increase battery life?

I hope the above information helped you.

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 

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Prabhansh
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Re: T430 New battery and recommended first charge procedure

2017-07-22, 9:31 AM

Thanks for your useful references which I have followed up.

 

None of these references mention any special procedures for the first few charges so I assume this is no longer relevant.

 

I already have the system set to Optimise for battery life and I avoid using AC power unnecessarily.

 

So I will install the new battery and charge normally.

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Re: T430 New battery and recommended first charge procedure

2017-07-22, 9:39 AM

wrote:

Thanks for your useful references which I have followed up.

 

None of these references mention any special procedures for the first few charges so I assume this is no longer relevant.

 

I already have the system set to Optimise for battery life and I avoid using AC power unnecessarily.

 

So I will install the new battery and charge normally.


No actually its not required to something special just follow the tips mentioned in those articles battery life will stay longer.

 

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Re: T430 New battery and recommended first charge procedure

2017-07-22, 12:46 PM

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I find contradictory advice about the recommended first charge routine: charge for 24 hours, do three deep cycles, reset battery gauge, or alternatively don't do any of these actions.


The contradictory advice is because several different technologies have been used in ThinkPad batteries over the years. Not only has the chemistry improved, e.g. from Ni-CD to Ni-MH to Li-Ion, but also the charging circuitry and related software has been improved to lengthen battery life. So as Prabhansh has said you don't need to do anything particular with a new battery other than perhaps review the recharge thresholds for the type of use you intend.

 

The greatest enemy of battery life is heat. Try to keep your T430 as cool as possible. Check system temperatures and regulate the fan using a utility like TPFanControl. If temperatures are above 70C for prolonged periods it's possible that the thermal compound between the CPU chip and heatsink needs reapplying. There are several threads in this forum that describe how to do that.


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